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"Iakovos: A Legacy" to Air on the Hallmark Channel May 8

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May 3, 2005

New York, NY - "Iakovos: A Legacy" will be re-broadcast nationally on the Hallmark Channel, Sunday, May 8th from Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and 11:00 a.m. (CT). Please check local listings. The 1996 Emmy Award winning program was produced by the television ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, GOTelecom, on the occasion of the retirement of the former Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America. Archbishop Iakovos passed away on April 10, 2005 at the age of 93.

In this re-broadcast special, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America offers an introduction to this hour-long documentary. Archbishop Iakovos was the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Western Hemisphere for 37 years. Building on the work of his predecessors, he guided the Greek Orthodox Church and the Greek American community through their age of maturity to assume their rightful place in this land, as vibrant and visible members of American Society. The documentary captures the highlights of his long career and examines the effect of his leadership from the perspective of the people who knew him best.

For more information or to purchase a video or DVD, please call GOTelecom at 212-570-3588.

Contact: Marissa P. Costidis

Tel.: 212.570.3588

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